Every week we discover inspiring, informative, and sometimes shocking health-related news. From new studies to insightful analysis, here is what you need to know this week:

  • Vitamin C and vitamin D supplements taken during the treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a blood and bone marrow cancer, were shown to lower rates of complications such as bleeding and infections. Death rates were reduced by 50% among a subgroup of patients. This research further paves the way for exploring the importance of vitamin supplementation for cancer patients. American Society of Hematology
  • Daily intake of resistant starch, a non-digestible fiber, may lower triglyceride levels and inflammatory enzymes for those who suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD may lead to severe liver disease and type 2 diabetes but has no approved medicine for treatment. Cell Metabolism
  • Coconut oil supplementation was shown to cause weight gain, anxiety, and inflammation in mice. The study indicates that coconut oil shouldn’t be taken as a supplement for health and wellness boosting. Journal of Functional Foods
  • Daily low-dose aspirin has been prescribed for cardiovascular health for decades. Now a new study indicates that low-dose aspirin may also be helpful in preventing type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) seems to provide strong benefits in fighting inflammation. CBD switches cells from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory mode via a unique mechanism. Cell Chemical Biology